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COVID-19 Reminders & Q&A on how to prevent the spread of the virus and Coronavirus 2 2021


How to protect yourself from the coronavirus disease?

Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

How long can COVID-19 survive out in the air and on other surfaces? The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.Mar 17, 2020


How long does it take for COVID-19 symptoms to start showing?

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you have fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19.

How does COVID-19 spread indoors?

Indoors, the very fine droplets and particles will continue to spread through the air in the room or space and can accumulate. Since COVID-19 is transmitted through contact with respiratory fluids carrying the infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus, a person can be exposed by an infected person coughing or speaking near them.

Aug 19, 2021


Can you still get COVID-19 after vaccine?

Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a “breakthrough infection.”


How does COVID-19 mainly spread?

Spread of COVID-19 occurs via airborne particles and droplets. People who are infected with COVID can release particles and droplets of respiratory fluids that contain the SARS CoV-2 virus into the air when they exhale (e.g., quiet breathing, speaking, singing, exercise, coughing, sneezing).Aug 19, 2021


Is vitamin D beneficial against infections? Many studies point to the beneficial effect of vitamin D on the immune system, especially regarding protection against infections.Dec 9, 2020. https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safeworkSeveral recent studies have shown that people with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to test positive for the virus than those with normal levels.

For example, more than 80% of 200 COVID-19 patients in a Spanish hospital had vitamin D deficiency, according to one recent study. Men were more likely than women to have low levels, and people with low levels also had raised serum levels of inflammatory markers such a ferritin and D-Dimer.

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